Key issues

The hotel, leisure and tourism industry in France is constantly changing and has been growing for many years. Nevertheless, it is particularly vulnerable to changes in the economic, geopolitical, town-planning, environmental, regulatory and tax climate. Whether you are an owner, operator, franchisor, investor, promoter or builder of either a single hotel or an integrated hotel into a portfolio, and whether you already have a location or are seeking opportunities, the challenges are many:

  • Anticipate tax issues in an increasingly difficult regulatory environment;
  • Comply with environmental and safety standards, which are constantly changing;
  • Stay abreast of the rules for the development and construction of hotels, including those related to urban planning;
  • Adapt practices to labour laws, which vary greatly by sector and geographical area;
  • Find concrete solutions regarding the acquisition, structuring, financing or negotiation of agreements or long-term partnerships;
  • Secure the necessary authorisations from the competition authorities, when such transactions must be reported under merger control procedures;
  • Understand the particulars of hotel contracts (leases, franchising, lease management, technical service contracts, SNDAs, hotel management contracts, etc.).

All these issues need to be considered in light of your goals and strategy and your market position, whether domestic or international.

Our team

Our team in the hospitality and leisure sector is one of the largest and most active among international law firms. Working in more than 30 jurisdictions, we combine specific experience with the issues at hand with recognised expertise in the sector.

Areas of expertise:

  • Real Estate
  • Finance & Projects
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Corporate
  • Tax
  • Restructuring


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